Hearty, Healthy Fall Soups and Stews
When the air starts to turn chilly, there’s nothing quite like a stew simmering on the stove. These recipes not only ladle up comfort, they’ll boost your immune system too. Warm up with this quick veggie noodle soup. Lemon energizes and wakes up the flavors while garlic and parsley deliver an immune boost (pictured above).
Bean, Kale and Egg Stew
Look no further for the ultimate protein-packed meal. Surprisingly this stew is even vegetarian—beans, eggs, kale, cheese and whole-grain bread add up to a whopping 28 grams per serving.
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
With its classic trio of onion, celery and garlic, this chicken noodle soup gets a peppery kick from tarragon, an iron-packed herb known for its digestive-enhancing qualities.
Chicken and Dumpling Soup with Quinoa
Keep the comfort with this soothing chicken soup with pillowy dumplings, but go ahead and amp up this classic with an added protein boost from cannellini beans and quinoa.
Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew
Take the chill off with spicy ingredients like chipotle chile peppers—known to burn calories and tame sugary cravings, too. Anti-inflammatory red cabbage and vitamin A-loaded sweet potatoes give you even more reasons to fast track your way to the kitchen to make this stew.
White Bean Soup
Don’t mistake this flavorful bean soup’s creaminess for high-fat ingredients. The secret? First, rosemary and thyme steep in chicken broth to add depth of flavor, then the remaining ingredients get pureed into a silky smooth creamless soup—all in just 10 minutes.
Garden Vegetable Soup
There’s no shortage of vegetables in this hearty, soul-satisfying soup. Plus, you’ll get a health buzz from vitamin-rich ingredient superstars like leeks, garlic, carrots, green beans and tomatoes.